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Patient Engagement News and Articles

Building Successful Healthcare Patient Advisory Councils

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Patient-centered care is a key component of current health system goals. But amidst patient portals, mHealth engagement apps, and patient satisfaction surveys, how can providers make sure these efforts truly serve the patient? For some healthcare...

Patient Support Groups Drive Medication Adherence, Empowerment

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Patient support groups are a helpful strategy for improving patient health literacy and empowerment, ultimately leading to better health decisions and improved medication adherence, according to research published in the American Journal of Managed...

How Hospital Administration Tech Drives Patient Satisfaction

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In an increasingly value-based healthcare industry, more healthcare organizations are seeing reimbursements tied to quality measures, such as patient satisfaction and experience. But making sure patient satisfaction data yields positive reimbursements...

CMS Primary Care Models Drive Modest Patient Experience Gains

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Primary care medical home models, such as the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, have a modestly positive effect on patient experience scores, highlighting the value of these programs for improving patient care, according to a study...

Medicaid Patient Healthcare Access on Par with Private Plans

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Medicaid-covered patients experience near equal healthcare access when compared to their privately-insured counterparts, according to a data note from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). “Given Medicaid’s major coverage role and the...

CMS Accepting CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Applications

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CMS is now accepting vendor applications for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) surveys for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The agency will collect these applications until April 30. “The...

Convenient Telemedicine Access Reduces Travel, Healthcare Costs

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Convenient telemedicine can save patients time and money, with these services producing over $100 in travel time cost savings, according to experts from the University of California Davis. Researchers, led by Chief of the UC Davis Division of...

mHealth Apps Offer Patient-Centered, Convenient Recovery Care

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mHealth apps are helpful in reducing in-person care after surgery, presenting a viable patient-centered and convenient option for patients during post-operative follow-up care, according to a recent study published in JAMA Surgery. Offering convenient...

Physician Shortage Drives Wait Times, Harms Patient Care Access

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Doctors’ appointment wait times have increased by 30 percent since 2014, likely due to a growing number of insured patients and resulting physician shortages, according to a Merritt Hawkins survey. The survey of physician practices in 30...

Hospital Execs Keep Focus on Patient Engagement, Experience

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Better patient engagement and consumer satisfaction remain among the top priorities for C-suite hospital executives, according to the 2017 C-suite survey from Premier, Inc. The survey of 63 healthcare executives revealed that healthcare organizations...

Clinical Trial Finder to Boost Patient Participation in Trials

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The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) has launched a brain tumor clinical trial finder to help boost patient participation in treatment development. Brain tumor clinical trials have seen limited patient engagement in recent years, likely because...

Communication Aids Fuel Patient Education, Health Goal-Setting

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Patient-provider communication and education tools are helpful in nudging parents to identify and understand their child’s health needs when issues would otherwise go unacknowledged, shows a study published in the Journal of the American...

Guidelines for Designing Patient-Centered Research Initiatives

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Developing patient-centered research initiatives is key to driving meaningful study protocol and fueling literature that is useful and relevant to patients. However, not enough healthcare experts are well-versed in how to create patient-centered...

Supporting Patients in HIPAA Compliant Health Data Access

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Patient heath data access is key to meaningful patient engagement, helping to empower patients in healthcare decision-making and self-management. However, ensuring patient access to their own medical records is often easier said than done. Recent...

AARP Law Supports Family Caregiver Engagement in Discharge

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The Ohio state legislature has unanimously passed a law that will require hospitals to train and engage family caregivers in at-home patient care, easing the transition during hospital discharge. AARP Ohio proposed the AARP Caregiver Advise,...

Does the ACA Drive Patient Access to Primary Preventive Care?

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Healthcare coverage via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased the number of patients receiving primary preventive care, according to research published in the American Journal of Managed Care. “A major goal of the Affordable Care...

Patient Portal Use Lagging Despite Strong Provider Support

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Although most healthcare organizations offer patients access to their individual health records, less than one-third of patients look at that data on the patient portal, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)....

Physician Review Sites List Inconsistent Patient Satisfaction

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A new study shows that ratings on different physician review websites often paint inconsistent pictures of patient satisfaction. Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented their findings at this week’s American Academy...

FDA Proposes Office of Patient Affairs to Manage Patient Input

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in talks to create an Office of Patient Affairs to support the agency’s patient engagement efforts and to manage patient input and suggestions. On March 14, 2017 the FDA published a public docket...

Tom Price Comments on AHCA Impact on Patient Access to Care

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  HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, has released an official statement explaining how the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will support the patient-provider relationship and expand patient access to care. According to Secretary Price, the AHCA...

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